Eve McEwen has been involved with music since childhood. She sang in Sydney Children’s Choir from a very early age, and took up the horn at age nine. She is now a casual horn musician with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Opera Australia Orchestra.
Eve graduated from Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM) in 2018, under the tutelage of David Thompson. She was awarded the Greenberg Gurney Jensen Scholarship, and the Richard Merewether Memorial Prize for the highest mark in horn studies. She also won the Henderson Travellers Scholarship with her wind quintet to perform at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville. This scholarship also allowed her to travel to Europe for lessons and masterclasses.
Eve has participated in masterclasses and programs with musicians including Stefan Dohr (Principal Horn, Berliner Philharmoniker), David Cooper (Principal Horn, Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Andrew Bain (Principal Horn, Los Angeles Philharmonic), Sarah Willis (Fourth Horn, Berliner Philharmoniker), Marie-Luise Neunecker (Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler), Michael Thornton (Principal Horn, Colorado Symphony Orchestra), André Cazalet (Principal Horn, Orchestre de Paris) and Anneke Scott (natural horn specialist).
Eve has participated in an internship with Opera Australia Orchestra, and a residency program with Sichuan Symphony Orchestra. She has also been involved in programs such as Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp and Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute. She has been Principal Horn of SCM Symphony Orchestra, SCM Wind Symphony, SCM Modern Music Ensemble, SCM Brass Ensemble, Ensemble Apex and Sydney Youth Orchestra, for which she was sponsored by Terry Arcus (Chair of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Board). Eve also performed Haydn’s Horn Concerto no. 2 with Sydney Youth Orchestra at the Four Winds Festival in Bermagui in 2018.
In 2021, Eve will be in her third year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). She is excited to continue her training under the tutelage of Ben Jacks.
Photo by Pia Johnson